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Job Summary:


The Security Officer will perform a variety of duties to ensure the security of Institute staff, buildings and grounds; respond to emergency situations as necessary. This is a part-time position working 2nd/3rd shift and the day of the week very depending on need.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Patrol Institute buildings and grounds on foot or in automobile; inspect buildings and grounds to detect possible safety and security problems; report problems and unusual occurrences to appropriate authorities; ensure automobiles parked at the Institute are in compliance with state and county codes (e.g., not blocking emergency lanes); maintain log of daily activities
  • Provide assistance to RTI staff and visitors, unlocking doors, jump-starting vehicles, answering questions, etc.
  • Detect infractions of Institute rules and regulations and take appropriate actions; request assistance of local law enforcement officers as necessary
  • Respond to equipment and building alarms and emergency medical situations according to established procedures; determine the need for, and request, outside assistance if appropriate; administer emergency care within the scope of individual training
  • Monitor departmental vehicles for mechanical problems; report problems to appropriate authorities
  • Investigate reported incidents and prepare Incident Reports
  • Other duties assigned as security needs/programs change
  • This description covers principal duties only and is not intended to include all the duties that may be assigned to positions within this classification.

 Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

  • EMT or CPR Certification required
  • High school diploma or GED, plus 1 year related experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Valid North Carolina Driver’s License

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to obtain security clearance
  • Basic knowledge of policies and procedures related to RTI security
  • Basic knowledge of policies and procedures concerning CBI (Confidential Business Information), DoD and other industrial security plans
  • Basic knowledge of FCC rules concerning radio transmission
  • Basic knowledge of fire safety procedures
  • Basic knowledge of local, state and federal regulations as they relate to RTI business activities
  • Basic skill in using all security, safety and medical equipment carried on RTI security vehicles, including fire extinguishers, first aid kits, AED (Automated External Defibrillator), jumper cables, portable radios, etc.
  • Ability to comprehend and apply verbal and written guidelines, including Institute and departmental policies and procedures, RTI Emergency Plan, Safety Manual and Security Directives
  • Ability to write clear, accurate, legible and comprehensive Incident Reports
  • Ability to effectively communicate with RTI staff, clients and the general public
  • Ability to reason and make judgments quickly in emergency situations
  • Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with supervisor, co-workers and other RTI staff
  • The ideal candidate can work 1st shift (8am-4pm) on Saturdays and Sundays only.


  • RTI security vehicles and equipment related to the vehicles, e.g., cables for jump starting vehicles
  • Emergency medical equipment, including AED (Automated External Defibrillator)
  • Guard tour system



Physical and mental demands of this role include those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, as outlined above.  Examples include:  remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time; operating a computer and other office machinery; thinking, learning, and concentrating effectively and frequently communicating with other people, both within RTI and outside of RTI; frequently moving about inside and travel between offices and laboratories; frequently conducting laboratory site inspections (if applicable), ability to handle the stress associated in meeting frequent, multiple and tight deadlines, ability to work in excess of 40 hours per week as workload and deadlines may require, consistent demonstration of mental stability and ability to have regular, reliable and predictable attendance.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job, per RTI procedure 4.2.1. 

RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach—one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development. We believe in the promise of science, and we are inspired every day to deliver on that promise for the good of people, communities, and businesses around the world. For more information, visit www.rti.org.
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